: Hello to all PH users,
: We have been working hard over the past months to bring Programmer's
: Heaven a new look and some new features. Along the way, we have also
: worked to improve the navigation greatly: between forums, or to
: resource pages, will now be just a single click from anywhere on the
: site, for example!
: We plan to launch the re-design in about a week, if all goes
: smoothly, but before we do that we wanted to let you - the
: Programmer's Heaven community - have a look over it and give us any
: comments about what you like and dislike. Bug reports are also very
: welcome; one can never do enough testing! You can check out a demo
: of the re-design at:
: Please note that the testing site is working on a copy of the
: live site's database, not the real data. This not only means that it
: will quickly lag behind the content here, but also that any forum
: posts, resource submissions, comments or blog entries you make on
: the testing site will not be reflected on the live site now or after
: we launch the re-design. Please just post testing data there.
: Please use this forum to report bugs, provide feedback and have
: discussions on the re-design. The Programmer's Heaven team will be
: listening to what is said here and participate in the discussions.
: We are open to making changes, and of course doing bug fixes, as
: they are suggested here. Without you folks, we have no community, so
: we want to make a site that is useful and enjoyable for you.
: Thanks for your time, and for being part of Programmer's Heaven!
: Nicolai, Lars, Jonathan, Jakob and Brad
: The Programmer's Heaven Team
Here are some suggestions for improvement:
- Perhaps it is best to show the thread above the message edit box instead of in it.
- I found the "Latest Posts"/"Latest Threads" a bit far off. It might be more logical to switch the individual boards and the "Latest Posts"/"Latest Threads" around in the menu. Along the same lines, perhaps it is also helpful to place a button for the "Latest Posts"/"Latest Threads" in the top of the forums (around the "How to create your first post!")
One of the features of the original board, which I found the best, was lost in the present incantation: Latest Posts for the Favorite Boards. Could that also be added in the new design?
Otherwise I like the new layout better than the current.